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The Opportunists (2000)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  11 August 2000 (USA)
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A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

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Michael 'Mikey' Lawler, aka Michael Kelly (as Peter Mcdonald)
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Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up on his doorstep, the two team up for one last heist. Written by Anonymous

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$46,967 (USA) (11 August 2000)

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$581,142 (USA) (3 November 2000)
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When he is using the ratchet wrench, it is turning the bolt when it is clicking. A ratchet clicks on the return stroke not on the tightening stroke. See more »

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Thanks to Ma Connell and the clan. Special thanks to Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Buffa's. See more »

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Alone In This House
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Performed by The Flying Neutrinos
Published by Jungle Curry Music
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Former safe cracker reluctantly commits another crime to stay solvent.
4 April 2003 | by (Glen Burnie, MD USA) – See all my reviews

I think the writer/director's aim was to make a simple crime story (on a low budget) that had a very credible and believable feel - presenting characters that seem to come from any local neighborhood. At this the movie succeeds.

The scenes and dialogue are carefully crafted and the film as a whole is very well cast and acted. I liked Walken's understated performance. It's consistent with the other actors. Also, it seems more natural and devoid of the self-acknowledging flippancy found in some of his other work.

The movie is low-key, and one can probably see the end coming. Yet someone looking for a caper film without contrived suspense or melodrama - and a little bit of a character study - will find this rewarding.


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